Category: Auto Repair

How old is your brake fluid?

August 2nd, 2017 by

Brake fluid is often topped off when the brake system is serviced, but not everyone knows that most vehicles today require the brake fluid to be flushed and completely changed every 2-3 years or 30,000 miles. Check your owner’s manual for the manufacturer’s recommended schedule for your vehicle.   “But I’m not having any problems,

My check engine light is on. Now what?

July 19th, 2017 by

Uh oh, the check engine light has come on. Now what?   A check engine light indicator requires immediate diagnostics. The issue could be anything from a loose gas cap to a bad spark plug or faulty catalytic converter.   But a good diagnosis costs money and takes time. You may have seen ads for

6 Ways You Could Be Killing Your Car

July 12th, 2017 by

Ignoring the check engine light. Ignoring an illuminated check engine light can result in serious engine trouble and costly repairs.   Failing to change fluids and filters. Checking fluid levels regularly, along with the filters, helps ensure that your vehicle runs dependably and extends vehicle life.   Neglecting your tires. Underinflated tires can wear out

Feeling the heat? So is your battery.

June 28th, 2017 by

When was the last time you had your car battery tested or replaced? Summer heat rather than winter cold poses the greater threat to battery life, according to the Car Care Council.   Sooner or later all batteries have to be replaced. A battery has an average lifespan of four years under perfect conditions, meaning

Know your warning lights.

June 7th, 2017 by

Everybody is familiar with the ‘Check Engine’ light and the ‘Need Gas’ light, but there are other critical lights you might not have seen before. It’s important that you recognize these indicators and know what to do if they come on while driving.  This is the oil pressure warning light. Some vehicles have both an